On Thursday, Peugeot, Stellantis's French automobile brand, unveiled its next-generation electric vehicle -- the Inception Concept. This car is a complete departure from cars as we know them today and does away with a steering wheel entirely.
The concept vehicle was displayed on stage at CES and boasts an ultra-modern, sleek, and futuristic design.
The biggest departure from a typical vehicle is the elimination of a cabin. Instead of a cabin, which would traditionally hold a driver and a passenger, this vehicle has a "lounge," which Peugeot CEO Linda Jackson referred to as a living space during the presentation.
This space has an extended-fit armchair and intelligent storage that allows you to bring items that would typically be in your living room, such as a tablet, to the car with you, according to Peugeot.
"[The vehicle is] no longer a place to Journey from A to B; this is now an inspiring social space, to meet, to greet, create, relax, and if you wish, drive," said Jackson.
This car also offers significant upgrades to Peugeot's i-Cockpit, with the introduction of the HyperSquare, which replaces the traditional steering wheel and allows drivers to control vehicles using electric controls instead.
With the Hypersquare, driving becomes an experience similar to playing a video game, in which movements to the controller dictate where the car is actually going. The Hypersquare also retracts into the dashboard in case you want to enjoy a ride and take advantage of the autonomous driving features.